Pat Wade is member services director and Leader's Edge business manager for The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. In her dual role, she is responsible for maintaining system performance and ensuring data integrity for the membership database, and overseeing computer-based needs for The Council. She is also responsible for managing the overall business operations of Leader's Edge, which includes circulation, subscriptions, accounting operations and the budget, and filings with the U.S. Post Office and magazine audits. Prior to joining The Council in 2000, Wade worked for various non-profit associations and spent 18 years in the government affairs office at American Cyanamid in Washington, D.C., where she established its PAC program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fayetteville State University and has state certification in early childhood day care management from Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.